Check out what some of our members are up to this month....
LjBjewelry will be selling her handmade creations at the South Shore Art Center Holiday Trunk Show on November 7, 2015 form 10am - 4pm. The show is at the wonderful South Shore Art Center located in Cohasset, MA. http://www.ssac.org/specialevents.asp
LjBjewelry will also be attending the Thanksgiving Show on November 27-28. 2015 at the Nauset Regional School in Orleans, MA. Many local artist will be exhibiting their work, so if you are on Cape Cod for the holidays come by and say hello!!! Show times are 10-5 on Friday and 10-4 on Saturday.
Sandy Cahill Johnson, of SCJ Jewelry Design will be showing her jewelry on Nov 14th from 11:00-4:00 at the Holiday Trunk Show at Bird Tail Beads in Bellevue, WA. A total of 6 designers/instructors will be showing and selling their work!
Theresa Kwong of TK Metal Arts will be traveling from California to show at several East Coast events. Stop by and say hi to her!
Nov 6 - 8; Carolina Artisan Craft Market; Friday 5-10pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am- 5pm; Raleigh Convention Center, NC.
Nov 14 - 15; Holiday Fine Craft Fair; Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm; Lancaster Convention Center, PA
Nov 20 - 22; Paradise City Art Festival; Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm; Marlborough, MA
Nov 27 - 29; Celebration of Craftswomen; all 3 days 10am-5pm; San Francisco, CA
Michele Grady Designs will be exhibiting her jewelry at The Crafts Marketplace at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton University, 733 Lily Lake Rd., Oceanville, NJ on November 7 - 8 www.noyesmuseum.org
Corliss Rose (2Roses) has been appointed Executive Editor for International Polymer Clay, the official publication of the International Polymer Clay Association. Under Corliss' direction the publication has undergone a complete redesign and significant expansion of editorial scope. The publication is free to IPCA members. SPECIAL OFFER:
Etsymetal newsletter readers may request a complimentary copy of International Polymer Clay by emailing Editor@theIPCA.org
Write a Hallows Eve based Haiku (5-7-5 syllable structure) and make a piece inspired by your Haiku, or simply just use a favorite authors Haiku for inspiration!
EtsyMetal Monthly Team Challenges are starting back up again, it is getting cold & blustery outside now and we will be hunkering down and working on new pieces and having lots more online fun on these coming chilly days! I, Victoria Takahashi, Andrea Ring & Anna Fell will be the new Monthly Theme coordinators, so if you have any questions please leave us a message.
cried out to Kest for help with my Spooky Haikooky and she eagerly jumped right
on task and gave me a hand, well actually, her little Doves wrote it for me. They wrote
me (many) this Haikooky and I then after a lot of futzing and indecision began
building my piece, still had some creative blocks to conquer but finally started
and didn’t get quite finished in the time frame I wanted so I am posting it as
a Work in Progress. It will get finished hopefully this week. I won’t explain
how it works yet, but that's a hint. ;) If you want to see it
later, keep an eye out on Kest’s post and it will show up there when it’s finished.
The November 2015: Monthly Challenge is...
"TRASH to TREASURE; starting with the Letter T"
"Repurpose is the rage and
one jeweler’s trash is another treasure. This month think outside the box by incorporating
trash , recyclables and/or unconventional materials. Oh, and also the theme for your piece should begin with a word starting with the letter T! Here's a list of T words for your convenience!
Consider thrift stores, yard sales, or your own personal trash can for materials to create a piece of wearable jewelry out of something normally considered Trash! Here are some quick ideas for household items, broken or tossed items like cans, consumer packaging, broken plate, old clothing, dog hair, leaves & pine needles, costume jewelry. And there's always up-cycling from a Thrift Store as well. The sky is the limit! Most importantly is to just have fun with this challenge!
See you next month and thanks for taking the time to visit!